Media: PencilGenre: Realistic FictionReview: This books is a great example of a realistic fiction because it relates to real life however, the characters and the story line are not true. In this story the computers going missing the Cam and Eric work to try to solve the mystery of who stole the computers. Cam's photographic memory is what ends up solving the mystery.
Media: NoneGenre: Historical FictionReview: This book is an excellent example of a historical fiction novel because it includes both history and fiction. The event that is being defined happened before I was born and the information is accurate for the time period. The author introduces a town in which the African American and White families are treated completely different. We learn why the land to the Logan family is so important and how they will do almost anything to keep it. This book gives us a very good look into what it was like right after segregation ended.
Media: NoneGenre: Science FictionReview: This book is a great example of a science fiction novel because the story takes place in the future of America, where their are TV's the size of walls and reading books, walking, and driving slow are all against the law. The book is based on a firefighter whose job is to start fires instead of putting them out. As the events of the book unfold he begins to see how empty his life is, he tries to fill in the missing pieces of his life with books.
Media: WatercolorGenre: FantasyReview: This is a wonderful example of a fantasy book because the setting and events are made to be believable but in reality the places do not really exist. As the boy is trying to find his way in life he experiences a couple bumps and bruises but eventually ends up "moving mountains." This book is written in rhyme.
Media: WatercolorGenre: FantasyReview: This book is fantasy because the actions of the characters in this book are made to be believable, even though animals cannot actually write in our world. When Farmer Brown goes on vacation Duck starts making trouble by changing all of the notes that he left for his brother Bob.
Media: Watercolor and Black PenGenre: FantasyReview: This is a great fantasy book because the characters are made to be believable, credible and recognizable. Even though mice do not go to school, wear clothes or live like humans the author does a very good job of making it seem possible. When Chrysanthemum goes to school she gets teased because her name is so long. In the end the teacher helps her and the other students realize that her name is perfect for her.
Media: AcrylicsGenre: Fairy TaleReview: This book is a fairy tale because it has a deeper meaning that just being a story. The book also brings a playfulness to the audience by showing the many far away places that Miss Rumphius went during her life. When she finally decides to settle down by the ocean she sets out to make the world a more beautiful place. This story is being told by Miss Rumphius' great niece and she is told that she needs to work to make the world a more beautiful place as well.
Media: Water colorGenre: FictionReview: This book is an example of fictional book because it is about a boy who is scared about who his teacher is on the first day of school, he starts dreaming while sitting in his desk about how terrible his teacher is going to be. The people in the book are not real but it could actually happen.
Media: NoneGenre: Historical FictionReview: This book is a great example of a historical fiction novel because it combines both history and fiction. The story of Kit and what she went through is completely fictional however, the history of accusing people of witchcraft and the puritan lifestyle is accurately portrayed. Because of where Kit grew up she is automatically an outcast but when she decides to befriend Hannah Tupper the entire town turns on her accusing her of witchcraft.
Media: Brush and WatercolorGenre: FantasyReview: The author does a good job of making this a fantasy book because the characters and setting is made to be believable even though a duck can not really run for different political positions or do chores. When Duck realizes that he does not like to do the chores that Farmer Brown has left him he quickly decides that his is going to hold an election to overthrow Farmer Brown. This same pattern continues until Duck is running for president. In the end, he realizes that where he came from was his favorite.